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Scratch age

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by chr15_8, May 11, 2018.

  1. chr15_8

    chr15_8 Senior Member

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    Just a quick one, is it possible to tell how old a scratch is?

    Reason being picked my car up from a Bodyshop after having some work done. There is some marks on a piece of trim which they have admitted to and a scratch on another panel (near to the other marks) which he says is old. I know my car well enough to know it wasn’t there before it went in!

    Thanks
    Chris

    Ps it’s a large Mercedes approved bodyshop that carry out work for a Mercedes dealer
     
  2. Headhurts

    Headhurts Senior Member

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    No idea on age of scratches but like you I know my car and would be fully aware of any marks not made by me.

    Personally I would reinforce the point with the manager.

    Robin
     
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    AJD Senior Member

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    Hard to establish the age of a scratch but a fresh scratch would be fairly obvious. Just remember that you are dealing with a body shop and they have the wherewithal to age a scratch. :rolleyes:
     
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    chr15_8

    chr15_8 Senior Member

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    I took the car with me so they have no access. It’s only taken the laqueer off so my concern is water getting under...

    Thanks all
     

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